Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 6-8

  (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks —priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8

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Texas vineyards endure rough growing season

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 2021   By Adam Russell Erratic weather dealt Texas vineyards a difficult growing season as the industry continues to recover from pandemic-related setbacks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulturist, Denton, said much of 2020 put financial stress on destination wineries and vineyards that relied

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Smith County Hosts Citizen Input Meeting in Lindale

Nearly 30 people attended the third Smith County Citizen Input Meeting in Lindale Thursday evening to discuss the six-year Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project. “It was a wonderful turnout,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Terry Phillips said. “This is what we hope for when we hold community meetings. It was great to hear from our citizens

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Texas A&M Forest Service sends additional personnel to fight wildfires burning in western states

Crews will remain on assignment 14-21 days before returning to Texas By Leighton Chachere,  More than 70 Texas A&M Forest Service personnel are currently deployed to wildfire incidents across multiple western states, including Arizona, California, Idaho and Montana. Texas A&M Forest Service heads west to aid with wildfires (Photo by Matt Ford, Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Wildland

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Texas Game Wardens Wrap up Busy July 4th Weekend Boating Safety Efforts

AUSTIN – Thousands of Texans and out-of-state visitors headed to Texas lakes, rivers and coastal bays to celebrate the Independence Day weekend. Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water.   “Texas Game Wardens conducted safety checks on more than 12,220 vessels statewide between Friday and Sunday over

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Bipartisan Wildlife Proposal Would Enhance Fish and Wildlife, Add Jobs, and Grow Businesses in Texas

  AUSTIN— During the pandemic, Texans headed back to nature in record numbers, with more people visiting state parks, hunting, fishing, and boating than ever before. A new congressional proposal aims to tap that exploding interest by investing more than $50 million per year in Texas for wildlife recovery and related public education and recreation,

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2021-22 TPWD Drawn Hunt Permit Applications Now Being Accepted

  AUSTIN — Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 61 hunt categories. The permits are for drawn hunts on

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TPWD Emphasizes Importance for Boaters to “Clean, Drain, and Dry”

  AUSTIN – Over the holiday weekend, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging boaters to do their part to fight back against aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels and giant salvinia, which are threating Texas lakes. Over the past year, zebra mussels and giant salvinia have continued to spread throughout Texas. While

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